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Righty1 - The cost of maintaining homes where no one lives - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
They sell tents at Wal-Mart. Based on the quality of work they do that would be to good for them.
QuincyGuy - Quincy Park Board selects Frericks as executive director - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I am happy for Rome also. Does the law require that all that time and money be spent to look for a new person when he was the man to start with? Just curious. All three were great picks but Rome has a lifetime of experience with this type of thing.
QuincyGuy - The cost of maintaining homes where no one lives - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I wish it showed a line item cost for the Gov. Mansion (utilities, security, maintenance, etc.) I doubt that Rauner would live there either. "It would be cheaper to own a Hotel/Motel in Springfield and have the elected officials stay there when in town and the other rooms would help pay for it. The sale of those homes would buy a hotel/motel".
ab123 - Quincy Park Board selects Frericks as executive director - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I LOVE seeing all the positive comments. Great choice made by the board. QPD is going in the right direction. Congrats Rome!
QuincyJournal - Quincy Park Board selects Frericks as executive director - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Frankenhoff said it was Frericks' call as to if the job was filled and who would fill it.

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The New Al Qaeda Group in South Asia Has Nothing to Do With ISIS

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When Ayman al-Zawahiri, the Al Qaeda leader, announced in a video Wednesday that the terrorist organization had formed a new affiliate in South Asia—Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontin
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Ukraine's Ceasefire Will Fail. It's a Foregone Conclusion.

1 week, 3 days ago

Ukraine had given up on ceasefires. Each time the government imposed one, the fighting between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels in the east continued. If anything, the ceasefires allowed the fractious rebel battalions time to regroup and refuel before the next battle.But on Friday, after week
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Is Obamacare Making Insurance Cheaper In Your City?

1 week, 3 days ago

Insurance premiums usually go up year to year. Sometimes they go up by a little, sometimes they go up by a lot. They almost never go down—except that this year they are, at least in some cities, and it's because of Obamacare.That's the conclusion of a new study from the 
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Joan Rivers Didn't Care If You Liked It

1 week, 3 days ago

Joan Rivers, feminist icon—that’s already the headline of a Time magazine obituary posted yesterday, and the sentiment has been echoed throughout my social media feeds since the famed comedienne died
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The Awful New Jobs Report Has One Silver Lining

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The good economic news came to a screeching halt Friday when the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the August jobs report. The economy added just 142,000 jobs last month, well below forecasts of 230,000. The unemployment rate ticked down
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The Rampant Swindle Costing American Workers

1 week, 3 days ago

It’s the first Friday of the month, so you know what that means: It’s jobs day! At 8:30 am, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its first estimate for how many jobs the economy created in August. Economists project a gain of 230,000 jobs and a slight drop in the unemployment rate.While j
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This Is the Most Diverse Apartment Building in America

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After seeing a promotional video for his luxury apartment building featuring predominantly white, young, attractive actors lounging outdoors and doing yoga, an appalled tenant wrot
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Chuck Todd Isn't the Only Savior 'Meet the Press' Needs

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This Sunday, Chuck Todd will make his debut as moderator of “Meet the Press,” having supplanted David Gregory in the role. Todd’s ascension (and Gregory’s de
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The Trouble With Harvard

1 week, 3 days ago

The most-read article in the history of this magazine is not about war, politics, or great works of art. It’s about the admissions policies of a handful of elite universities, most prominently my employer, Harvard, which is figuratively and literally immolated on the cover. It’s not surprising
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